English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
You will almost certainly discover that the demands and expectations of academic study in the UK are very different from what you are used to in your own country. The British approach to academia, especially in non-scientific subjects, involves much more than just learning facts and reading the books recommended by your professors. It revolves around critical analysis of existing knowledge in order to produce new and original ideas and, regardless of your level of study, you will therefore be required to produce written work that not only reflects your reading but also your own interpretations of what you have read and the conclusions you have drawn.
For many students, making the transition from your own academic culture into one so different can be challenging. As long as you meet the language requirements for entry into your institution, you will find that learning in English rapidly becomes easier. However, producing work that is considered to be of a good academic standard is less about language and more about how you structure your essays, organise your ideas and use sources. It is for this reason that EAP is becoming an increasingly common area of English language study. By studying EAP with AngloConnect before you attend university, you will greatly enhance your learning experience in the UK and be able to produce writing that better represents your genuine intellect and abilities.
Our EAP course is designed to help you in the following areas:
- Structuring and organising different types of academic essay
- Writing in an academic style
- Critical analysis of academic texts
- Avoiding plagiarism
- General academic vocabulary and subject-specific vocabulary
- Giving academic presentations
You might have vast knowledge, original and clever ideas and excellent English grammar and vocabulary, but none of this counts unless you know how to package it in an essay or deliver it in a presentation. The more academic language skills you acquire before attending a UK university, the easier your learning will be when you get there.